Employment

Manhattan Country School faculty and staff work together in an atmosphere of mutual respect, warmth and commitment to the vision and mission of the school. Our community of more than 50 employees, in New York City and at our 180-acre farm in the Catskills, mirror the diversity of our student body. 

Current job openings are listed below. Application instructions are provided within each job posting. 

Manhattan Country School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in its employment policies.
MCS supports teacher-training programs at Bank Street College, City College, New York University and Teachers College, Columbia University, among others, so there are opportunities each year for assistant, student and intern teachers in many of our classrooms, as well as at the MCS Farm. Résumés and cover letters for these positions are accepted in the early spring for the following school year. To be considered, please email Tiffany Tsung.

Current Employment Opportunities

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Director of Student Support

    Manhattan Country School seeks a Director of Student Support for the 2022-2023 school year. We are looking for someone to collaborate with our team of learning specialists, psychologist, and counselor—and alongside our division directors and school director—to develop and oversee programming and services to support the optimal development of each student. 

    The Director of Student Support is a new role at Manhattan Country School. The Director of Student Support will work closely with division directors to identify and coordinate the learning needs and support of individual students while overseeing all aspects of learning support. We are looking for someone to oversee the support team and help us to align the services we provide for students and families so that the student support structure feels cohesive and personalized in terms of processes and systems. As this is a new position at the school, there is room for the person who assumes the role to help shape its scope. 

    Our hope is that the Director of Student Support will be an integral part of the administrative leadership team as well as an adept educator who is able to spend time working with students as a way to connect with classroom communities on the ground level and model best practices for student support and instructional strategies for reaching all learners. Additionally, they will run weekly Student Support Team meetings. The Director of Student Support will review teacher reports and relevant student data from standardized assessments in grades 5-8 and conduct student observations as needed. They will facilitate teacher/family follow-up meetings with observations and recommendations.

    The Director of Student Support will work with families and teachers to prepare for all Committee on Special Education (CSE) meetings. They will participate in these meetings via telephone or in person. The person in this role will provide guidance around Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)/Individualized Education Service Plans (IESPs) and help to support families in navigating the system for procuring services. The person in this role will also support families with guidance on how to procure neuropsychological evaluations and access private providers for their children. 

    The Director of Student Support will report to the Director and work closely with the Program Team. The person in this role will supervise the learning specialists, the counselor, and the psychologist. 

    Our founding Director of Student Support is an educator and learning specialist who
    • acknowledges and appreciates the diversity and range of learning needs among all students, works collaboratively with students, their families, and their teachers to understand and support all needs
    • possesses expertise in research-based strategies to meet the needs of a range of learners
    • recognizes that learning in the classroom is connected to emotional wellbeing and, in turn, works closely with the psychologist and counselor to develop systems of support that attend to student needs at each age level
    • collaborates with our team of learning specialists and division directors to integrate executive functioning skills into classroom curricula and help our diverse range of learners access the content in meaningful ways
    • continually reviews Manhattan Country School’s process of assessing student progress and development and deciding on interventions

    The Director of Student Support is committed to equity and inclusion by
    • communicating a clear vision of ways in which students have equal access to learning and support
    • collaborating with the division directors and school director to ensure equitable practices
    • working closely with Support Team and teachers to ensure meaningful support of all students
    • prioritizing professional development that deepens each teacher’s understanding of the role of equity in learning 

    The Director of Student Support is a trusted leader, colleague, and partner to families who
    • gets to know the entire community and engages its members with an open mind and flexibility of thinking while valuing both candor and discretion and possessing a willingness to work collaboratively on matters large and small
    • coaches the Support Team and classroom teachers by jointly creating long-term goals, offering feedback that helps teachers develop their classroom practice, nurturing each teacher’s professional growth
    • designs powerful professional development that broadens and deepens faculty understanding of the latest thinking in the field of brain research, instructional best practices, and methods of differentiation
    • demystifies the processes of cognition, the meaning of neuropsychological evaluations, and the role of learning accommodations in supporting student growth
    • develops a system to attract and assess the efficacy of outside providers such as evaluators, speech and language pathologists, tutors, and occupational therapists
    • cultivates relationships with students and their families built on trust and expertise, such that families experience Manhattan Country School as a true partner in the growth and development of their children

    The Director of Student Support is a compelling communicator who
    • values transparent, consistent communication with all constituencies
    • develops and clearly explains Manhattan Country School’s support structures for students, families, and faculty that are streamlined, accessible, and consistently applied 
    • coordinates the transition of students between the Lower School division and the Upper School division and the integration of families new to Manhattan Country School and in need of learning support for their student
    • offers mission-aligned, engaging parent education that supports the school-home partnership

    The ideal candidates possesses
    • a Master’s Degree in Education, with focus on Learning Disabilities, Special Education, or similar
    • At least 5-7 years of experience 

    Manhattan Country School is a pre-K-8th grade coeducational school in New York City recognized for its strong academic program, racial and economic diversity, and an environmental literacy program that features a working farm in the Catskills. Committed to principles of equity and multiculturalism, Manhattan Country School is unique among New York City independent schools. Our educational philosophy relies on educators who have strong knowledge of child development and can apply it to effective pedagogies of inquiry and learning, enjoy the exuberance and curiosity of children, want to help build a community where diverse perspectives are valued, and appreciate the life-long impact of working together for social and environmental justice.

    To apply:
    Please submit a cover letter, resumé, and contact information for three references to Human Resources at HR@manhattancountryschool.org by March 28, 2022. Please include “Director of Student Support” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
  • Upper School Resource Teacher

    Manhattan Country School seeks a resource teacher interested in child development and how children learn to support the 5th through 8th grades. We are looking for someone with a particular interest in and ability to teach math. This role will focus on supporting the 7th and 8th grades this year.

    The role of the resource teacher includes the following:
    • support Upper School teachers in the classroom, especially during whole group classes
    • may collaborate with the 7th and 8th grade math teacher to teach 2-3 math classes a week
    • work with children one-on-one to provide academic support in all subjects
    • collaborate with MCS Support Team to support students with learning accommodations
    • help teachers with grading student work
    • teach electives 
    • substitute as needed
    • support special projects such as the MLK book award, 6th grade MLK presentation, and 7th/8th grade activism project
    • may go on 1-2 Farm trips a year
    • help with arrival, snack, lunch duty, park time, and dismissal
    • assist the program team with administrative tasks 

    The resource teacher is a one or two-year position designed for an educator looking to grow and learn more about middle school education. Ideal candidate will be flexible, take initiative, be collaborative, have high expectations for all students, be comfortable with technology, demonstrate strong listening and communication skills, have experience working in a diverse community and with middle school students, and be open to learning. A Bachelors degree is required; experience with teaching and with supporting students with diverse learning styles is preferred.

    Manhattan Country School is a pre K-8th co-educational elementary school in NYC recognized for its strong academic program, racial and economic diversity, and an environmental literacy program that features a working farm in the Catskills. Committed to principles of equity and multiculturalism, Manhattan Country School is unique among NYC independent schools.  MCS’ educational philosophy relies on educators who have strong knowledge of child development and can apply it to effective pedagogies of inquiry and learning, enjoy the exuberance and curiosity of children, want to help build a community where diverse perspectives are valued, and appreciate the life-long impact of working together for social and environmental justice.

    Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Human Resources at HR@manhattancountryschool.org with “Upper School Resource” in the subject line.
  • Lower School Assistant Teacher

    Manhattan Country School seeks a full-time Assistant Teacher in the younger classes for the 2021-2022 school year.

    Manhattan Country School is a pre-K - 8th grade elementary school in New York City that is recognized for its strong academic program, racial and economic diversity, social justice activism, and an emphasis on environmental education that features a working farm in the Catskills in Roxbury, N.Y. Committed to principles of equity and multiculturalism, MCS is unique among NYC independent schools. MCS’ educational philosophy relies on educators who have strong knowledge of child development and can apply it to effective pedagogies of inquiry and learning, enjoy the excitement and curiosity of children, want to help build a community where diverse perspectives are valued and appreciate the life-long impact of working together for social and environmental justice.

    Assistant Teachers work full-time with a mentor teacher. Assistants are hired for one year and may apply for a second year. Assistant Teachers report to the Lower School Assistant Director.  

    Responsibilities and Duties:
    • Supports in maintaining the classroom effectively
    • Helps to design and implement an interdisciplinary curriculum
    • Provides differentiated instruction to varying learning modalities
    • Writes progress reports
    • Communicates with parents/guardians
    • Prepares for and attends parent-teacher conferences
    • Attends weekly faculty meetings, other periodic meetings, and school events, such as Curriculum Night and Open House
    • Fulfills other various duties, including lunch and park coverage
    Requirements and Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Enrollment in (or completion of) a teacher training program, such as a Master’s program
    • Previous experience in elementary school classrooms, preferably in early childhood, such as student teaching or assistant teaching 
    • Commitment to working in a multicultural learning environment that necessitates flexibility, ability to work collaboratively, and a desire to enhance professional growth
    To apply:  Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to HR@manhattancountryschool.org with “Lower School Assistant Teacher” in the subject line. We are not able to receive phone call inquiries at this time. For more information, please see https://www.manhattancountryschool.org

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